The Reciprocal Frame
The Reciprocal Frame is a roof structure formed by 3 or more beams placed one upon another until the last beam rests upon the first. This forms a structure with an atrium in the centre which may be used to provide light and natural ventilation to a building.

The size of the atrium, number of beams, thickness of beam are all variable and determine the pitch of the structure.

The interdependent nature of the Reciprocal Frame means that any load is immediately shared by all the beams in the array giving it great strength and stability.

The Reciprocal Frame form is an expression of a vast matrix of geometry that can be found embedded throughout our natural world.

It is this that makes it so familiar, obvious and reassuring.
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